Algae Removal

Algae Removal

Algae removal can be a hassle without all of the right tools and knowledge.

We can help you get it back to blue! Our typical algae removal process starts with an in depth analysis of your water to find out what is causing the algae. Typical issues we find are low stabilizer, phosphates or nitrates. We then shock the pool heavily, correct any major issues in water balance and add super floc. Super floc will clump and drop suspended particles out of the water to the pool floor. We then vacuum the debris to waste. After the debris is vacuumed and larger debris skimmed out we turn the system back on. We then treat the water and balance out the chemistry. As soon as you know it the pool is back to swim-able requirements.

 

Did you know?

Different colors of algae indicate different conditions in your pool.

 

Green Algae

Green algae is usually due to low/no chlorine and phosphates . The first thing we usually check for is nitrates. After around 10-15 ppm of nitrates, swimming pools become very difficult to get back to blue. The next thing we do is a detailed analysis of the water chemistry. We have quite a few different options to get a green pool back to blue. If the pool is extremely green and slimy, we usually shock the pool, balance out the stabilizer, and add super floc. Super floc helps to congeal and clarify the pool. We shut off the pump and let the mixture set. We then clean the pool 24-48 hours after the initial treatment. We would then manually vacuum out the debris and focus on balancing the alkalinity and ph. Once the pool is relatively clear, we can start the normal pump time and install the filter.

 

Yellow Algae

The main causes of yellow algae are low circulation, low alkalinity, and low sanitation levels. A normal yellow algae treatment involves balancing the chemicals, shocking the pool, adding yellow treat, making sure the pool is circulating correctly, and lots of time spent brushing the pool.

 

Black Algae

Black algae is one of the more difficult algae to treat. It is commonly seen as small black dots on the bottom and sides of the pool. Black algae can permanently embed itself into the pool surface making it very difficult to fully destroy. Some people will have the pool drained and cleaned while others opt for balancing the water and treating the black algae topically with pepper algae treat.